Category Archives: My Story

“Wait” Lifting and Breast Cancer

Just a little over a week ago I had my yearly mammogram. I went into the fray, never once thinking anything could possibly be amiss. It’s been nearly nine years since my last breast cancer experience, so I’ve become pretty … Continue reading

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This is the New Me Essay Contest — 1st Place Winner, Terry Werth

This past summer, we hosted an essay contest for our Club Amoena members – style-savvy women who are fans of Amoena products. We chose 2 winners — this is the submission from our 1st place winner, Terry Werth,, of New … Continue reading

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This is the New Me Essay Contest — 2nd Place Winner, Holly Tabor

This past summer, we hosted an essay contest for our Club Amoena members – style-savvy women who are fans of Amoena products. We chose 2 winners — this is the submission from our 2nd place winner, Holly Tabor, of Georgia. … Continue reading

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Getting personal: Time to focus on fitness and weight loss

Recently, I had to have an MRI on my abdomen. For those of you who have survived breast cancer and, more than likely, several MRI’s – you are my hero. This MRI was my first and it wasn’t fun. Afterward, … Continue reading

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Going 4th: Navigating life beyond breast cancer

As I write this, I’m preparing for a trip to New York City to spend a few days with a childhood friend. She has had the good fortune to sublet an apartment in Brooklyn Heights for a couple of months, … Continue reading

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Mothers and Breast Cancer: A Courageous Journey

Yes, there is an official day to celebrate mothers, but we really celebrate mothers every day. We have mothers, we know mothers, we are mothers. (Well, sort of. I am no one’s biological mother, but I am mom to my … Continue reading

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Wearing Amoena Contact breast forms: My story

Andrea Coomans, Amoena’s Regional Manager, West, is a 20-year breast cancer survivor and a busy mom. In this guest post, she tells it like it is – and tells why she loves her Amoena Contact breast form. Busy, busy, busy, … Continue reading

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What Works for Me Essay Contest, 1st place winner, Jan Westermann

This past summer, we hosted an essay contest for our Club Amoena members – breast cancer survivors who are fans of Amoena products. We chose 2 winners — this is the submission from our 1st place winner, Jan Westermann, of Bellingham, Washington. Look … Continue reading

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What Works For Me Essay Contest – 2nd place winner, Clare Cooper

This past summer, we hosted an essay contest for our Club Amoena members – breast cancer survivors who are fans of Amoena products. We chose 2 winners — this is the submission from our 2nd place winner, Clare Cooper, of New … Continue reading

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Young Survivors: You Have A Friend

The American Cancer Society’s Breast Cancer Facts & Figures 2011-2012 estimates that in 2011, 288,130 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer. Of this, an estimated 13,110 will be under the age of 40. Young women with breast cancer face many … Continue reading

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